Lorraine Gauli-Rufo, Esq. & AssociatesAttorney Lorraine Gauli-Rufo provides legal representation for criminal matters in New York City and in Verona, Montclair, and surrounding areas of New Jersey, with a focus on Federal Criminal Defense
“We fight for your rights and protect your freedom when you are threatened or charged with a federal crime.”
Lorraine Gauli-Rufo was selected as a SuperLawyer in New Jersey for White Collar Criminal Defense (2017 -2021) and in Metro, New York City for Criminal Defense (2017-2020).
Experienced, Aggressive and Effective Representation – Specializing in Federal Criminal Defense in New Jersey and New York
appeals. She had achieved many below Guideline sentences for her clients.
Primary Practice Areas
Specializing in Criminal Defense in New Jersey Federal Courts and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
Representative Federal Criminal Matters
Ms. Gauli-Rufo and LGR Law have defended a wide range of criminal matters in both federal and state courts in New York and New Jersey.
Representative Criminal matters:
- Conspiracy offenses
- Serious drug offenses
- Bank Robbery
- Hobbs Act Offenses
- Gambling Offenses
- Child Pornography
- Immigration Offenses (Reentry)
- and Firearms offenses
Federal Criminal Law
LGR Law also specializes in defending federal white collar criminal matters.
News & Articles
Criminal defense attorney, Lorraine Gauli-Rufo shares news and articles pertaining to criminal and federal law
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Many of our clients contact an attorney because they are advised (or find out) that there is an ongoing investigation into potential federal criminal law violations revolving around them or their companies. While most criminal charges begin with an arrest, many people...
Last week, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would legalize marijuana by a 220-204 vote. However, this is not the first time such a bill passed the House in the last few years. The Democrats who are determined to get this bill passed will not get it...
Hemphill v. New York Earlier this month, the Supreme Court issued an opinion that will provide greater protections for criminal defendants proceeding to trial in New York. In Hemphill v. New York, the Court reaffirmed and expounded upon their settled doctrine...
Federal Prisoners on Home Confinement due to the COVID-19 Pandemic Will Not be Returned to Prison “en masse.” Many federal criminal defendants who have been released on home confinement, stand a much better chance of remaining out of jail.
Approximately two years before COVID-19 reached our shores, Congress passed the First Step Act (“FSA”)—a federal law authorizing incarcerated individuals to file compassionate release motions on their own behalf.
Quotes From Our Clients
Ms. Lorraine Gauli-Rufo represented me on a case a few years ago. She did a great job and I will recommend her with all confidence. She’s diligent, conscientious and utterly trustworthy.
She explained everything to me in detail AND FOUND OUT THE TRUTH about my case. She knows what she is doing and if she does not have the answer for you right away she will get it for you. We need more lawyers who care and can get the job done.
Lorraine was an exceptional attorney who was punctual at every meeting. She called me ant text[ed] me from time to time, and she worked with the [AUSA] well. Lorraine made sure I knew when court was and how to get there. She also [met with me] on Sundays because I could only get a ride then. We went over paperwork so I understood and [she] always told me what was going to take place. She only missed one meeting but had someone from her firm there to replace her. Overall, she was great and [I] would recommend her.
I came to Ms. Gauli Rufo with an extemely complex and frustrating case. Her confidence and calm demeanor did much to assuage my fears, and while she prepared me that she was an “aggressive” law firm, I did not realize how significant that was until I saw her and her assistant in action. They were superb and wrapped up a case I thought would take months of torture in a few weeks. The were charming and kept me informed at every turn. I would highly recommend them as a firm, and while I hope to not need their services in the future, I feel at ease knowing that she will be there in my corner when and if I need her. She is a hidden gem, apart from the big city, but with the tenacity and drive to provide her clients with top rated service. As an emergency physician, I value that skill and dedication in a professional. Sincerely, Dr. Dave
My Name is Vladimir S., and I want everyone to know that Ms. Gauli-Rufo is an excellent attorney. I had a serious federal felony that I ended up pleading guilty to. The government wanted me to serve jail time, but through Ms. Gauli-Rufo’s hard work and commitment, I was able to stay out of jail and be put on probation. In the beginning of my case, she said she was going to work hard for me and fight for me, and she came through for me each time. I cannot say enough about her. If it wasn’t for her, I don’t know where I would be today. Thank you, Ms. Gauli-Rufo, for everything you have done for me.
I had used her once in criminal at Essex family court, and she was awesome, smart, and took care of me on point. I also used her for driving points and no disappointments straight on the ball game… she is fantastic. I will recommend her to anyone.
I had the distinct pleasure of dealing directly with Lorraine Gauli-Rufo a number of years ago, when she was defending my son. It was a very sad and worry-wrought time for all of my family, but especially my son, of course, and myself, because if you’re a parent, and specifically a mother, you’ll know the deep seated heartbreak involved when it’s your child in trouble. In our case, my son had survived a near fatal car accident, which left him with a TBI (frontal lobe damage), which directly affects your ability to make proper decisions, especially when you’re under 25. Lorraine was not only extremely professional and a relentless advocate in defending him, , she was a compassionate, warm and understanding human being during a horrific time in our lives. I could really go on and on, thinking back, but I don’t want to take up unnecessary time, because it is all extremely personal and very sad. Suffice it to say, if you are in need of an EXCELLENT lawyer, who not only does her job with aplomb, but with heart as well, you have found the best possible team. I have found that combination rare and unusual in a field that is often cut and dry. Not so when dealing with Ms. Gauli-Rufo and her associates as well. I do not know any of the other lawyers in her firm, but I DO know Lorraine very well, and feel extremely confident recommending anyone in conjunction with her. Thank you for taking the time to read this and I was extremely happy to be able to have the opportunity to write it.
I can’t say enough about, Ms. Lorraine Gauli-Rufo. Before I spoke to her about my case, I was very uneasy about my situation. I immediately felt comfortable after my very first meeting and was treated with respect and kindness. This made a stressful period in my life bearable. Along with her years of experience and expertise, I would strongly recommend her.
Lorraine Gauli-Rufo is absolutely the best and most professional lawyer ever. Her work is undeniable, she really puts her time and effort into your situation. She is the reason I’m a free man right now, she is a blessing to me and my whole family. I will never be able to show her how much I appreciate her for everything she did for me. She made my dreams a reality, if you have ever been behind them walls getting out early is literally a dream, then you wake up on a bunk and the disappointment settles right back in. Thanks to Lorraine I’m now waking up in my own bed with my family. I just want to thank you for just being you, you’re really a blessing and it is just an honor to know you, thank you so much. You’re the best lawyer ever, hands down.October 18, 2021
So choosing a lawyer can be very stressful given any circumstances especially when the FBI comes knocking. And after talking with other lawyers and then talking with Lorraine it was not a question I was gonna go with her and her team at LGR law. She made me feel comfortable and in good hands the whole time and not pushy. Extremely fair priced and not price just after my money. I feel like she actually took to heart my interests and doing what was best for me. Again can’t say better things about them at LGR law I highly recommend them. August 8, 2022